Take 5 on a rainy day

Dr Tanya is our hostess for the Five Things series. Join in here

Her challenge this week:

It has been pouring cats and dogs in Lahore last week. We are experiencing late monsoon rains. They usually occur in July and August. Torrential rain means we don’t go out unless absolutely necessary, since there is a lot of water on the roads. This week I thought it would be fun to list my favourite rainy day activities.

5 Favourite Rainy Day Activities

I did a post on rainy days years ago, you can read it here

  1. Painting
    I did love to get out the paints when I was a kid, cover the table with newspaper and dunk my brush in the jam jar which was about a third full of water. Hands up those of us who remember the Magic Painting books where just by brushing over the picture with a wet brush, the colours appeared.

2.  Reading
It’s been a while but on a rainy day, it’s used  to be nice to curl up with a good book in front of the fire with a box of chocolates and a cup of coffee. Obviously the book lasted longer!

3. Watching a DVD
We certainly have a wide variety of DVDs to watch, so on really rainy days, we could have a theme on vampires, The Hunger Games, Terminator, Despicable Me, Snipers, Thrillers, certain actors, etc etc

4. Baking.
Hubby loves this, when I get the scales out to bake cake or make cheesecake!

5. Writing letters or card making.
These two are interlinked as I make Hello Cards to write to my friends.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Take 5 on a rainy day

  1. Astrid says:

    These are all really enjoyable activities indeed. I particularly love reading and used to love card making.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I got out my paints today and yes, it was raining! Of course I didn’t have one of those Magic Paint books but I’m attempting to make some fancy collage cards – a mix of paint, cutouts from magazines, and even some glitter glue!

  3. I absolutely do remember magic painting books. I used to love doing them even though the ones we got here in Pakistan did not have very bright colours.
    Sadly, they were no longer around when my kids were little.

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